Yay or Nay Sunday – Julep Skip the Brush Blush Stick

This week on Yay or Nay Sunday – Julep skip the brush Crème-to-Powder blush Stick.

Julep keeps coming out with makeup stuffs and I can’t be happier to be a Julep Maven and test them all out in my subscription box. These for me, are a Yay.

The Julep Skip the Brush Crème-to-Powder Blush Sticks are made to be everything on the go. They retail for $24 each or $19.50 if you are a Julep Maven. Here is how Julep describes the product:

No time flat.

What it is:
A one stick wonder made for luminous, dewy cheeks, but versatile on eyes and lips, too. This soft-focus powder has ultrafine color pearls that go on creamy then set to a long-lasting powder finish. Easy to apply, easy to blend (no brush needed!), easy to keep in your clutch for on-the-go beauty touch-ups.

What it does:

Ultrafine pearls provide a dewy, luminous glow. Soft focus formula gives a silky texture and ultra-smooth application. Crème-to-powder easily blends, then sets to powder and stays put. Four universal shades can blush, bronze, sculpt, or highlight.

I must say that I wasn’t disappointed in this product. I applied it with my fingers as it suggests in the name “skip the brush” and it blended very easily. It does feel like a crème and it actually does blend to a powder finish. I was impressed with the texture, they feel very soft and comfortable on the skin.

I tried it over a liquid foundation and it worked like a charm. The stick allows you to apply the product specifically to the regions of your face that you want. What I am trying to say is that it allow for precise application. I enjoy building up my products which is what this stick was able to do for me. I dabbed the spots on my cheeks where I wanted it to act as a blush and then use my fingers to blend it in. When I wanted it to be darker I could rinse and repeat. It builds up very seamlessly. I then tried it over powder foundation when I was doing the 2nd look you will see below. I found that putting the stick directly on my cheeks became a little cakey, so I used my fingers only to avoid this. This happens to me because I have dry skin so these types of crème-to-powder products can cake on me fast. Using my fingers, I had no issues and I also tried it with the e.l.f. small stipple brush and it applied nicely over the powder foundation.

I got 2 of the 4 colours available, Peony Pink and Moonlit Sand and I enjoy both. You will see that I used the pink as a blush and lipstick and the sand colour as a highlight and a blush in the looks below. I think they work well in those functions.

Peony Pink: On the lips, it is very comfortable and has a frost finish. On the cheeks it gives a nice glowing pink look.

Moonlit Sand: As a highlight it is just a nice flush of shine and as a blush it allows for a nice natural glowing look. Not too much colour for a no makeup look.

Swatch. Top: Peony Pink. Bottom: Moonlit Sand
Moonlit Sand blended out
Peony Pink blended out

Look 1: Using Peony Pink as a blush and Moonlit Sand as a highlight

notice the Batman earrings? 😀

Look 2: Using Moonlit Sand as a blush and Peony Pink as a lipstick

I enjoy these sticks and I could see myself travelling with it and like Julep suggests, keep it in my purse for touch ups. Love it. Keep the colours coming Julep, I think some matte ones could also work!

-Nat

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